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TCL has just launched its Roku TV Color Series, which might be what you need to really tie the room together. Sure, the display has 16.7 million colors, but now the outside has a splash green, pink or blue. These smart 32-inch LED sets offer 720p HD viewing with one USB and three HDMI inputs to co...

July 21st 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The Alcatel OneTouch name doesn't exactly conjure up images of premium, fashion-forward devices, but that hasn't stopped the company from dreaming big with its first smartwatch. To add steam to the Alcatel OneTouch Watch hype train, the company's design brass went as far as telling our own Richard...

April 15th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Yes, that's me holding a phone upside down while pretending to make a phone call. It may look silly, but that's exactly what the folks over at Alcatel OneTouch want to see going viral on the streets soon. What we have here is the new "orientation-free" Idol 3 smartphone series, which lets users qu...

March 1st 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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2014 had been a wonderful year for the ever-competitive Chinese smartphone market. We saw the birth of new brands, the record of world's thinnest phone broken three times, and a couple of companies entering India with great reception (although not without some struggle). So with MWC following righ...

February 27th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Prepare to be transported back to 2005. Chinese electronics maker TCL (which sells smartphones around the world as Alcatel OneTouch) announced earlier today that it's reviving the venerated Palm brand in the form of a new US subsidiary. That's right, folks: It might not be long until you've got a...

January 6th 2015 at 11:56pm 0 Comments
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Roku is going 4K! Eventually. The company has announced plans for a 4K reference model of a Roku TV, and that TCL would be the first to partner with the company in the Ultra HD space. What does that mean? Well, it means soon enough Roku will have a board and software capable of spitting out unnatu...

January 4th 2015 at 5:25pm 0 Comments
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With scads of set-top boxes and sticks on the market, you could just choose a basic TV and play the field. But if you like Roku enough to shack-up, HDTVs from TCL and Hisense powered by the Roku OS are finally available. You can access the usual array of Roku content, including 1,500 channels like...

August 19th 2014 at 8:29am 0 Comments
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It's only been hours since the little black box maker introduced Roku-loaded TVs and now we're getting our first look at a few sample sets from Hisense and TCL. The sets we saw were of the 48 to 55-inch variety and were all accompanied by standard Roku remotes. The company's representative pointed...

January 6th 2014 at 9:45pm 0 Comments